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Welcome to PRV

Susanne Ås SivborgAs the Director General of the Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV), I would like to welcome you to our website. PRV is the Swedish authority responsible for patents, design protection and trademark protection.

We also provide certificates of publication for periodicals and deal with personal name changes. We are here to answer your questions within any of these areas.

PRV is essentially an authority financed solely by fees. We have around 350 employees and are based in Stockholm and Söderhamn. We have engineers, lawyers, and many other specialists with extensive knowledge within specific areas. Thanks to this extensive knowledge base, we can provide a variety of monitoring and analysis services. We can help you to find out about the development within a certain technical area or keep an eye on what your competitors are doing.

To protect an idea is a good way to earn money from something that you have spent hard work, time and energy on. Protection rights can also help you to find a business partner or sell your rights to someone else.

We help Swedish companies, small and large, as well as inventors and creators. Through our work, we stimulate Swedish innovation and entrepreneurship and foster technical and economic development. We can also help you to do business in Sweden.

Our website provides a lot information about intellectual property rights and you can read more about how we can help you. If you would like further help, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team.


Susanne Ås Sivborg, Director General, PRV

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PRV's organization number: 202100-2072

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PRV can answer your questions about patents, trademarks, designs, periodicals and personal names.

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